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Andrew Montford
Climate thoughts for today's schoolchildren

Climate thoughts for today's schoolchildren

YOU PROBABLY don’t need me to tell you this. You or members of your extended family are the ones who go to school, not me.

There are subjects with a right and ...

Aaron Brown
It’s not just the backstop: Fishing should not be in the Withdrawal Agreement

It’s not just the backstop: Fishing should not be in the Withdrawal Agreement

THE ABHORRENCE over the backstop in the Withdrawal Agreement misses the point that much of what’s left of Britain’s fishing industry won’t survive the proposed “transition” or “implementation” period it is designed to establish. Fishing ...

Jonathan Stanley
This is not striking, this is political grooming by the Greens

This is not striking, this is political grooming by the Greens

THEY'RE AT IT AGAIN. There is something about the left that means they cannot resist trying to interfere with other people's children. Especially those adults who have none of their own. 

Conditioning a ...

Miles Saltiel
Westminster Brexit arithmetic: So now we know

Westminster Brexit arithmetic: So now we know

DOESN'T IT just get your goat? All those reminders of Lyndon Johnson’s good ol’ boy throwaway that politicians need first to know how to count. But then again, his homespun shrewdness fairly does bear down ...

Liam Kerr
Anti-Social Behaviour and how we can combat it

Anti-Social Behaviour and how we can combat it

IN PARLIAMENT, my colleagues and I spend a lot of time discussing high profile crimes. However, we rarely discuss anti-social behavior, which can have a major impact on the quality of peoples’ lives; the cohesion ...

Rodger Sivewright
True lives: Happy Valentines, circumcised or not

True lives: Happy Valentines, circumcised or not

Especially for St Valentine's Day we bring you this true  and touching story – it is an adult  theme and may not be for those of a delicate or sensitive disposition. Enjoy, if you can...

Alan Grant
Review: Boy Erased

Review: Boy Erased

FEBRUARY IS LGBT HISTORY MONTH and so the release of Boy Erased could hardly have been timelier. As the focus of much of the popular conversation turns to the historic achievements and struggles of the LGBT community, ...

John Petley
It's not just the backstop: UK Defence should not be in the Withdrawal Agreement

It's not just the backstop: UK Defence should not be in the Withdrawal Agreement

WHILE MOST DEBATE over the draft UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement has revolved around the so-called “backstop” ensuring no hard border is created in Ireland, the sections that seek to tie the UK into the EU’s military ...

Jonathan Stanley
Scotland's drug deaths could be cut if we cared enough to intervene

Scotland's drug deaths could be cut if we cared enough to intervene

YOU WOULD THINK it was the late 80s again. Yet Scotland, with about 8 per cent of the UK population, accounts for two thirds of deaths related to counterfeit alprazolam. Latest figuresshow that in total ...

Tom Miers
How can Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

How can Scots Tories capitalise on their success and win power at Holyrood?

AS THE PARTY considers its policy options well before the 2021 elections, in the first of three articles Tom Miers considers some ideas that would make a winning agenda for Scottish Conservatives.

Strategy, ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 34

The Mummy Diaries: Two babies – Week 34

GRANNY ON BOARD! Thankfully, Mum arrived this week to spend some quality time with the kids. Ha! Little did she know that I had been waiting on her staying so I had help with the ...

Brian Monteith
Cuba must get out of Venezuela and reform before we reward it with our trade

Cuba must get out of Venezuela and reform before we reward it with our trade

IF YOU ARE a Foreign Office Minster and are praised by a Corbynista group, then surely you must know you are doing something wrong? The Cuba Solidarity Campaign is now very supportive of British foreign ...